Peer Awards

Bradford, William D., Qianqian Du, and Tatyana Sokolyk. "Firm Ownership, Agency Costs, and Firm Performance." Paper presented at the Fox School of Business-Kauffman Foundation Workshop on Empirical Entrepreneurship, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 18-19, 2011. Winner: KFS Best Paper Award

Broughman, Brian. "Entrepreneur Wealth and Demand for Limited Liability." Paper presented at the American Law and Economics Association annual meeting, Columbia Law School, New York, New York, May 20-21, 2011. Winner: KFS Promising Paper Award

Cassar, Gavin. "The Roles of Industry and Startup Experience on Entrepreneur Forecast Performance at New Business Entry." Paper presented at the Duke/Kauffman Entrepreneurship Conference, Durham, North Carolina, March 10, 2011. Winner: KFS Best Paper Award

Cavarretta, Fabrice and Nathan Furr. "Means, Variability, and Extremes: Reinterpreting the Role of Resources in New Ventures." Paper presented at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Conference, Sydney, Australia, February 4-7, 2014. Winner: Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Early Career Academic

———. "Means, Extremes and the Resource Curse." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 8-10, 2010. Winner: KFS Best Paper Award

———. "Too much of a good thing? Resource effects in new ventures." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AIE 2011), Beijing, China, July 1-3, 2011. Winner: Excellent Paper Award

Cerqueiro, Geraldo and MarĂ­a Fabiana Penas. "How Does Personal Bankruptcy Law Affect Start-Ups?" Paper presented at the Kauffman Foundation-Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta conference on Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Recovery, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, October 26-27, 2010. Winner: KFS Best Paper Award

Coleman, Susan and Alicia Robb. "Financing High-Growth Women-Owned Enterprises: Evidence from the United States." Paper presented at the 59th Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Dublin, Ireland, June 11-14, 2014. Winner: Best Paper Dealing with Gender

Coleman, Susan and Alicia Robb. "Gender Differences in Motivation, Financing Strategy, and Firm Performance of Entrepreneurs." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 6-10, 2010. Winner: 2010 Emerald Best International Symposium Award

———. "New Firm Financing for Women-Owned Firms: Evidence from the Kauffman Firm Survey Data." Paper presented at the annual conference of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Anaheim, California, January 9, 2009. Winner: John Jack Award for best paper awarded by the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship

Crawford, G. Christopher. "Emergent Scalability and Extreme Outcomes in New Ventures: Power-Law Analyses of Three Studies ." Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Management annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August 3-7, 2012. Best Paper Proceedings

———. "The Emergence of Outliers in Entrepreneurship:  A Self-Organized Criticality Framework." Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference 2015, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, June 10-13, 2015. Winner: 2015 BCERC Award: National Federation of Independent Business Award for Excellence in Research on the General Topic of Entrepreneurship

Crawford, G. Christopher and Bill McKelvey. "Strategic Implications of Power-law Distributions in the Creation and Emergence of New Ventures: Power-Law Analyses in Three Panel Studies." Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference 2012, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, June 6-9, 2012. Winner: Kauffman Firm Survey Best Conference Paper

Fairlie, Robert and Alicia Robb. Race and Entrepreneurial Success: Black-, Asian-, and White-Owned Businesses in the United States. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008. Winner: Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2009

Hackler, Darrene. "High-Technology and Regions in an Era of Open Innovation." Paper presented at the 12th Uddevalla Symposium, Bari, Italy, June 11-13, 2009. Winner: Best Paper Award

Mazzei, Matthew J., Matthew W. Rutherford, L. Allison Jones-Farmer, and Sharon L. Oswald. "Understanding Indicators of New Venture Legitimacy: The Relationship with Firm Performance." Paper presented at the annual conference of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, January 2011. Winner: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Best Doctoral Student Paper Award

Robb, Alicia and Robert Seamans. "Entrepreneurial Finance and Performance: A Transaction Cost Economics Approach." Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society annual international conference, Miami, Florida, November 6-9, 2011. Winner: KFS Best Paper Award and KFS Promising Paper Award

Robb, Alicia and John Watson. "Comparing the Performance of Female- and Male- Controlled SMEs." Paper presented at the 7th International AGSE Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Exchange, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, February 2-5, 2010. Winner: Best Paper on the Individual Entrepreneur

Shah, Sonali K. and Sheryl Winston Smith. "Intellectual Property, Prior Knowledge & the Survival of New Firms." Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society annual international conference, Rome, Italy, September 12-15, 2010. Winner: KFS Best Paper Award

Smith, Sheryl Winston and Alicia Robb. "Who Seeks and Who Receives? Implications of Demand for and Access to Financial Capital by Young Firms." Paper presented at the Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery conference, Washington, D.C., November 9-10, 2011. Winner: KFS Promising Paper Award

Sproul, Curtis, Andrew M. Carnes, Matthew R. Marvel, and Amanda Pozzuto. "Does a Reliance on the Government for Sales Hinder New Venture Performance? A Resource Dependence Perspective." Paper presented at the annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Ivey Business School, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, June 4-7, 2014. Winner: Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) Award for excellence in research on the topic of Public Policy

Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan and Mili Shrivastava. "Entrepreneurial Teams, Optimal Team Size, and Founder Exits." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas, August 12-16, 2011. Winner: KFS Best Paper Award

Yavuz, Rukiye Isil. "The "Outsider" Entrepreneurs: The Role of Founders' Immigrant Status in the Internationalization and Performance of High Technology New Ventures." PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 2011. Winner: KFS Best Dissertation Award